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October 06, 2012



WAIT! *is* there a, "viral video starring kittens, Rick Astley and a Call Me Maybe parody." I should google this...or just wait for it to come across my twitter stream


Go for it! Lately, I've been reading lots of self-published e-books (Amazon Kindle does a good job making them easy to find, I think.) And I have seen a few authors make the leap from self-publishing to being published. I don't think it is as lucrative as your Plan 4B (lottery)....but probably has better odds.

Lisa V

Kristen, I've heard that with an e-book, an author can make roughly $2 a copy. It frankly wouldn't take much to make a difference in most people's lives. If you suddenly had an extra $5000 or $10,000 a year, it would be awesome.


1. You won't know unless you try it.
2. There's actually a book on how to write a dissertation in 15 minutes a day so 3 hours a week of putting words on a page would be the discipline of a novelist at work.
3. S.E. Hinton wrote her second novel by typing two pages a night, forced to do so by her boyfriend who was sick of her depression after The Outsiders came out. He wouldn't take her on a date until she did 2 pages. She did two pages a night. Got a stack of papers eventually with typing on them. Sent them off. Voilà: second novel.
4. Someone should compete with 50 Shades. Honestly.


This, "My favortie review of 50 Shades of Gray from Amazon "I'd rather read the iTunes user agreement, it's better written." Dude, I can do that." cracked me up.

It is ever so true.

DO IT!!!


Do it. You'll be my inspiration. I am torn between writing and knitting as an alternate career path; I just want something that doesn't involve shit. And people.

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